Doing Business with Bastrop CAD
Bastrop Central Appraisal District’s top priority is the health and well-being of our employees and the property owners of Bastrop County.
“We are each to act responsibly as we re-engage with the public (economy), to continue following all health precautions and sanitizing guidelines, and to care for our vulnerable neighbors. Lives depend on our actions.” Governor’s Report Open Texas
As stated by John William Hellerstedt, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, TDSHS…..”we must remain cautious to avoid further spread of a new outbreak. As we begin to open Texas, we must continue to follow these critical health guidelines. Continue to practice social distancing, avoid crowds, and limit physical contact. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) also recommends using simple cloth face coverings in public to help slow the spread of the virus. Every Texan is part of the solution. You can protect yourself, your family and your community.”
For the district to be successful it is vital that during this extremely busy season of our office we do not cripple our staff to the point we are unable to serve the needs of the public. Property owners will continue to do business with the office through points of contact by telephone or email. Our office will remain closed to the public to ensure the safety of our customers and employees.
In the next few weeks, we will be monitoring the effects of Opening Texas and flattening the curve of COVID-19 to determine the feasibility of the district opening to public access.
Bastrop CAD employees will continue to work on behalf of the property owners and taxing entities of Bastrop County. We are available to assist by the following ways:
- Online: Property owners can find key information on our website. Homestead Exemption and Agricultural Forms are available as well as other forms such as business personal property renditions, and change of address forms.
- Email: Property owners may submit applications by email. Bastrop CAD is not equipped to receive online filing of these applications. At this time, we require the applications be signed and attached to an email in a pdf format. We CAN NOT accept any other format other than pdf due to legibility of the documents. Any other format will be returned as unacceptable.
- Mail: Property owners may continue to submit applications through the US Postal Service.
- Phone: Property owners can reach our office by calling us at 512-303-1930. A complete directory is available on our website under contacts.
- Office Dropbox: Property owners can drop off documents at the secure dropbox at our office located at 212 Jackson Street, Bastrop, Texas. This dropbox is available during the business hours of 7:30 to 4:30, Monday through Friday. It is located at the front door of the building. We will have envelopes available for you to place all documents within and place the envelope in the dropbox. Please note the dropbox on the south side of the building is closed as the receptacle WILL NOT accept applications.
Operations at the appraisal district will continue as fully staffed, with no contact to the public. We will update our website as changes occur.
• Personal Property Rendition form due date is extended to May 15th with no penalty.
• Homestead exemption application due date is April 30th.
• Agricultural/Wildlife application due date is extended to May 30th with no penalty.
Notice of Value:
• Property Tax Code Section 25.19 requires that by April 1 or as soon thereafter as practical of every year, appraisal districts are required to send notices of appraised value to property owners if the value of their property increased, if the appraised value is greater than the rendered value, the property was newly added to the roll, or an exemption was cancelled or reduced.
• Bastrop CAD has scheduled Notice of Appraised Values to be mailed on April 30th
• This year the deadline will be 30 days from date of notice is May 30th, this date falls on a Saturday, deadline to file protest is now June 1st. Pursuant to the Property Tax Code the deadline is May 15th or 30 days after the date of notice.
• Informal hearings will start on or about May 7th. (All informal hearing will be held by phone or email this year)
• Formal hearings will start on or about June 4th.
• Additional information can be found on our website under Forms & Guidelines/Protest Forms or under ARB
We are committed to providing the best customer service we can. We believe we will be more efficient to handle the needs of the public, knowing the staff is available to provide that service.
We appreciate the public’s patience and understanding during this time.
“To provide quality service with the highest principles of integrity, professionalism, and respect. We will uphold these standards while providing an accurate, fair, and cost-effective appraisal roll for use in property tax assessment, while adhering to the property tax laws of the State of Texas.”